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Irregular Math Gets Queasy

I was doing some research on a problem in algebra early this morning, and one thing led to another, and before I knew it, I was looking at a paper presented at the American Mathematical Society in 1972 with the purpose “to show that a complete, convex, externally convex metric space is generalized euclidean if […]

Your Chance To Be Soaked In The Blood Of People You Kill

This advertisement for a video game is currently making the rounds on Facebook: “Only the strong survive in Game Of War. Are you up for the challenge? Realtime. Worldwide.”

This description, accompanied by the image of a blood-soaked soldier, is all-too close to reality – realtime – worldwide. Only the armor on the soldier […]

The Only Online Video Production Of Shakespeare’s Play King John

King John was the very first of Shakespeare’s plays to be adapted into a movie, in 1899. 115 years later, there is only one complete film version of King John available to watch online. It’s an outdoor production by a group of volunteers in Wichita, Kansas – and it’s about what you’d expect… including the […]

Obama And Congress Continue To Protect Bush’s Torture Architects

Before they vote on Election Day, Bob Goodlatte’s constituents need to ask themselves why their U.S. Representative opposed anti-torture legislation, and whether they are willing to endorse that action. […]

News Of Black Dogs

According to the Folklore Society, “Mark Norman is compiling a database of accounts of sightings of Black Dogs and will be very pleased if people can send contributions to m.norman@exeter.ac.uk.”

The Edge asserts that, “Guardian hounds occur widely in shamanic Otherworldly lore,” and cites an old story claiming that black dogs came to haunt the […]

National Impeach Obama Week Staggers Drunkenly Into Second Week

Last week, I observed that the preparations for National Impeach Obama Week looked sparse and half-hearted. Now that we’re in the middle of National Impeach Obama Week, those weak preparations have extended into an anemic performance.

The images available of impeachment protests so far show a few lonely people standing out on the street corners, […]

The Most Sophisticated Books In The World?

At a shopping mall in Orange County, California today, I came across a book store with a big front window featuring a photograph of a woman with dark lipstick riding a motorcycle and the words, “The most sophisticated books in the world.”

Walking closer, I peeked inside and found that the store was mostly […]

The Fall Of Frig

It’s Friday, and that means that… oh, hell, it’s Friday, so who knows what anything means at this point? The work week has driven out most of any sense of direction that we started with on Monday morning.

According to an article by Ethan Doyle White, in a recent issue of the journal Preternature: Critical […]

Humble Ancestors?

If I asked you to think of an ancient relative of a human ancestor you probably would not picture something like the vetulicolians.

The vetulicolians had the basic body plan that you see here: A kind of segmented area attached to a flatter area to which had a kind of stiff rod running down […]

Second Annual Impeach Obama Week Set To Fizzle

Next week is the second annual National Impeach Obama Week. Somehow, I had missed the first one.

How successful is National Impeach Obama Week likely to be? There are no scheduled protests in favor of impeachment in Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, or Wyoming. There are plenty of other […]

Animal Rights Protests This Weekend

I had no idea, but apparently this week is Primate Liberation Week. This Saturday will see a protest in San Francisco against the airline DHL, which is accused of transporting primates from Asia to laboratories in the United States where they will be subjected to experimentation.

In Johnson City, Tennessee, Boston, Massachusetts, and Peoria, Illinois, […]